Topbar Beekeeping

I'm an urban topbar beekeeper in Albuquerque, NM. I manage hives in backyards and small organic farms within city limits. These hives are probably pollinating your veggie patches right now. Visit my website at:


Getting ready for the bees

It's time to expand. Here is a load of boards, soon to be made into 11 top bar hives this weekend. Taking a Unimog and a military trailer to pick up a few boards is like using a hammer on a thumb tack, like using a stock pot to cook a few grains of rice, like using a snow shovel to play in a kids sand pit! You get the idea.
Last year I ordered a random variation of bee locally from For the Love of Bees but they were so back ordered that I decided to get a few packages of Russians from Honey Bee Genetics from California and a cross between a Minnesota Hygienic and Italians from Papa Bear's Honey from Utah via Edgewood. I'm excited about the mix of types although really I would love to get my hands on a hardy wild swarm.

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